Alan Hale Sr.

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Alan Hale Sr. (born Rufus Edward Mackahan; February 10, 1892 – January 22, 1950) was an American actor and director. He is best remembered for his many character roles, in particular as a frequent sidekick of Errol Flynn, as well as films supporting Lon Chaney, Wallace Beery, Douglas Fairbanks, James Cagney, Clark Gable, Cary Grant, Humphrey Bogart, and Ronald Reagan. Hale was usually billed as Alan Hale and his career in film lasted 40 years.[1] His son, Alan Hale Jr., also became an actor and remains most famous for playing "the Skipper" on the television series Gilligan's Island.

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Alan Hale Sr.
Hale in 1922
Rufus Edward Mackahan

(1892-02-10)February 10, 1892
DiedJanuary 22, 1950(1950-01-22) (aged 57)
Burial placeForest Lawn Memorial Park
Occupation(s)Actor, director
Years active1899–1950
(m. 1914)
Children3, including Alan Hale Jr.
Charles Boyer, Stanley Fields and Hale in Algiers (1938)
Left to right: Guinn "Big Boy" Williams, Hale, Ronald Reagan, and Errol Flynn in Santa Fe Trail (1940)

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